Tech Support: "Have you installed the Windows 8.1 Update?"
User: "My computer installed updates last night"
Tech Support: "But have you installed THE Update?"
User: "Which one?"
Tech Support: "..."
Back on the helpline, that was always fun to walk people through. Whatever happened to Service Packs? Too scary? Too many people not migrating until you had released at least one Service Pack? Sounds like a problem of your own creation, and just changing the names isn't the way to fix it.
they have not listed intruders or attempted intrusions to the DNC site. I suspect that’s because they did a quick and dirty look for known attacks. Of course, this brings up another question; if it’s a know attack, why did the DNC not have software to stop it? You can tell from the network log who is going into a site. I used that on networks that I had. I looked to see who came into my LAN, where they went, how long they stayed and what they did while in my network.
Further, if you needed to, you could trace back approaches through other servers etc. Trace Route and Trace Watch are good examples of monitoring software that help do these things. Others of course exist probably the best are in NSA/GCHQ and the other Five Eyes countries. But, these countries have no monopoly on smart people that could do similar detection software.
Question is do they want to fix the problems with existing protection software. If the DNC and OPM are examples, then obviously, they don’t care to fix weakness probably because the want to use these weaknesses to their own advantage.
"There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know yet." -Ambrose Bierce